*We apologize for the late recap posting from our last meeting

INTRO

We had a very electric gathering with many new faces to the social on April 21, 2010.  We had plenty of great ideas and a good listing of hikes. We will be doing a few new things in the upcoming months

HIKES

Alright, so here’s the full listing of hikes/events as listed for May and June at the meeting (please note changes/additions/removals may be made at anytime):

MAY
5/1/2010    Saturday    Irma Padilla    Fish Falls

5/2/2010    Sunday    Jason Bazalar    Eaton Canyon Falls
5/9/2010    Sunday    Mother’s Day   (No Hike)
5/15/2010    Saturday    Jason Bazalar    Red Rock, Las Vegas
5/16/2010    Sunday    Linda Cota    Echo Mountain
5/23/2010    Sunday    Jason Bazalar    Hollywood Sign
5/29/2010    Saturday    Irma Padilla    Shady Canyon (Road Trip – Irvine)
5/30/2010    Sunday    Luis Salazar    Monrovia Canyon Falls

JUNE
6/6/2010    Sunday    Luis Salazar    Bridge to Nowhere
6/13/2010    Sunday    Lorena Rodriguez    Echo Mountain
6/20/2010    Sunday    Effin Gentry   Monrovia Canyon Falls
6/23/2010    Weds    Jason Bazalar    Social / Hike Planning
6/27/2010    Sunday    Jason Bazalar    Topanga Overlook

FUTURE EVENTS

We discussed a few ideas regarding some upcoming events:

LATH Planning Meeting/Group Social
DATE: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 @ 7:30pm
LOCATION: Casa De Luna Coffee House – Bellflower, CA
NOTE: This date, time and venue were chosen by the meeting attendees.

LATH Pot-Luck BBQ
DATE: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
NOTE: This date, time and venue will be setup at a later time.

LATH Beach Day
DATE: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
NOTE: This date, time and venue will be setup at a later time.

LATH Bike Ride
DATE: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
NOTE: This date, time and venue will be setup at a later time.

LATH Bonfire
DATE: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
NOTE: This date, time and venue will be setup at a later time.

WEBSITE

No updates at this moment.

OTHER

We discussed setting up the following:

SUB LEADS:  These Hikers will assist the main hike lead in organizing and maintaining the group in order.  This will give our hikers access to more resources of information and guidance on the hikes. Those who wish to be a volunteer sub lead please advise the Hike Lead/Hike Organizer so they may be listed as such.

EXPLORATION HIKES: These are hikes that allow more experienced hikers the opportunity to explore and ‘scope out’ trails that the group has not been on, or has not current  information for.  Usually impromptu and unsanctioned as one of the designated LATH hikes, the exploration hikes provide limited to no relevant details of the difficulty and type of terrain to be encountered.  These will usually be prompted by experienced members who wish to go on extra hikes, or to scope one for the group to do at a later time.

FUND-RAISING: We also discussed the idea of fund-raising to acquire membership with the American Hiking Association. There is a yearly cost.  If you would like to find out more, you may do so here: http://www.americanhiking.org/

We are looking for dates and places for the upcoming events listed above (not to mention comments, questions, ideas, concerns, and opinions about this recap), if you have any ideas feel free to comment on this post and share it with our other LATH members!